The student-entrepreneur and the PACA-EST PEPITE

The national status of student-entrepreneur allows students and young graduates to launch startups in a specific type of business incubator known in French as a PEPITE (Student centres for innovation, transfer and entrepreneurship).


PEPITES are unique centres where students or young graduates can receive training and validate their student-entrepreneur status.



Today, there are 29 centres in France.



In the context of its partnership with the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and SKEMA business school, the Paca-Est business incubator supports and guides the student-entrepreneurs in their startup projects.


The centre's student-entrepreneur certificate (D2E) supports the student-entrepreneur status: letting them manage their project in a safe, controlled environment.